Blustery Day

David Lloyd and I came down from London. We fished the lower water through to Louds Mill. It was a grey blustery day, but not cold. The Grannom were everywhere but very few fish rising and in the afternoon the river was covered in spent Hawthorn flies which seemed to illicit very little response, maybe they do not taste too good

I caught three trout and a grayling all on a small Adams with the bottom hackle cut off. The last trout was a small rainbow, not something I have encountered before. David had two trout.

It was a lovely day and great to see the Swallows back, a family of young ducks and a lone Sandpiper who seemed to have lost his mates. This is a great time of the year.

Bill Petch